Quakes’ 5-game unbeaten streak ends in Colorado, 2-1

Diego Rubio had a goal and an assist and the host Colorado Rapids beat the Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday night, snapping San Jose’s five-game unbeaten streak.

Rubio poked a roller around defender Guram Kashia inside the post to make it 2-1 in 73rd minute. Rubio has scored all six of his goals this season in his past eight games, including one in each of the past three.

Colorado’s Kellyn Acosta got the scoring started by ripping a low right-footer from 25 yards out that deflected off the hand of Quakes goalkeeper Daniel Vega into the net in the 44th minute.

The Quakes (11-8-5) got one back after a failed clearance attempt by the Rapids, when Danny Hoesen tapped it to Valeri Qazaishvili to tie it at 1-1 in the 62nd. It was Qazaishvili’s seventh goal in his past 11 games.

The Earthquakes remain tied for third in the Western Conference with Minnesota, one point behind second-place Seattle.

The Rapids (7-12-5) have won back-to-back games following a four-game winless streak.

More MLS: Carlos Gil converted a penalty in the 87th minute to give the New England Revolution a 3-3 tie at the Seattle Sounders. New England got back on track after its club record-tying 11-game unbeaten streak (7-0-4) ended at home last Saturday with a 3-0 loss to Los Angeles FC. … Brandon Servania scored two goals, Michael Barrios had three assists and host FC Dallas snapped Minnesota United’s seven-game unbeaten streak with a 5-3 victory. … Corey Baird had his first multi-goal game to help Real Salt Lake win 2-1 at Sporting Kansas City. … Sebastian Schweinsteiger scored in the 88th minute to help the host Chicago Fire beat the Montreal Impact 3-2. … Gyasi Zardes and Pedro Santos scored and the host Columbus Crew overcame a two-goal deficit to tie expansion FC Cincinnati 2-2 in the first regular-season game between the teams. … Patrick Mullins tied it in the 77th minute and host Toronto FC played to a 1-1 draw with Orlando City.

Europe: Tottenham started slow but kicked into a higher gear after halftime, with two late Harry Kane goals bagging a 3-1 victory over promoted Aston Villa in an English Premier League opener.

Spurs’ record signing Tanguy Ndombele also scored in his debut as Mauricio Pochettino’s side was forced to dig deep after conceding an early goal in match, the first at Tottenham’s new stadium in North London.

Defending champ Manchester City delivered its own statement earlier by routing host West Ham 5-0 behind Raheem Sterling’s hat trick, a day after runner-up Liverpool’s campaign began with a 4-1 win over Norwich.

• Neymar will miss the start of the French league season as Paris Saint-Germain confirmed that the Brazil star could leave the club soon. Neymar, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona and Real Madrid, was not included in the PSG squad that will start the defense of its league title on Sunday against Nimes.

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